|All photos courtesy of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs|
|Chef Elizabeth Falkner|
First, it was an article in the New York Times.
Chef Dan Barber had held an event where "luminaries in the food world gathered in Westchester to discuss using seeds to explore a new frontier of flavor." When only one of 24 chefs quoted was a woman, chefs, writers, and editors took to Twitter, challenging the absence of women in pivotal media pieces. A few months later, Time magazine came out with the "Gods of Food" issue, which rocked the boat when not one female chef was listed as a "god" — readers and eaters took note. When the editor of the piece concluded in an interview on Eater that the kitchen is a "boys club" and that the magazine had gone with "name recognition" above all else, that boat capsized. More »